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What Happens To Your Body In An Auto Accident? South Carolina Attorneys Explain

Today’s vehicles are designed to absorb a great deal of impact in a frontal collision. Additionally, airbags and seatbelts can protect drivers and passengers from sustaining serious injuries. However, your vehicle can only take so much impact. When a frontal crash occurs at high-speed, you will likely sustain serious injuries, even if your vehicle’s safety...

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How Dangerous Are Roadside Construction Sites? – An Attorney Explains

Roadside work sites are some of the most dangerous places for construction workers. Every day, pavers, crossing guards, highway maintenance workers, power-line installers, and other roadside workers put their lives on the line in order to earn a living. According to The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWP), more than 1,000 construction workers lost...

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South Carolina DOT Tackles Dangerous Rural Roads

South Carolina highways are among the most dangerous in the U.S. Between 2012 and 2016, there were 6,800 crashes that resulted in fatalities or serious injuries. But South Carolina’s Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is working to improve the quality and safety of our roads. Phase 1 of the Rural Road Safety Program began last year, when 500 miles of rural roads...

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Safer Trucks Would Mean Fewer South Carolina Truck Accidents

When tractor-trailers compete with smaller passenger vehicles on South Carolina roads, the results can be deadly. The combination of excess size, speed, and industry-wide poor safety practices have long been known to lead to deadly crashes. Fatalities attributed to collisions with large trucks have been climbing steadily in recent years, with more than 4,300 people...

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Extreme Heat Impacts Workers in South Carolina

South Carolina has the second-highest rate of non-fatal occupational injuries and exposure to environmental heat, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. South Carolina Heat-Related Work Injury Rate Substantial South Carolina had a rate of 1 per 100,000 workers suffering work-related heat exposure from the environment. That may not seem like much,...

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South Carolina Among Nation's Deadliest for Traffic Accidents

South Carolina's rapid growth has made it the deadliest state in the nation for traffic accidents. The death rate per 100 million miles traveled is nearly double the national average, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reports 988 people were killed on state roads in 2017....

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Who is Responsible for a South Carolina Car Accident Involving Self-Driving Technology?

A recent fatal accident in Tempe, Arizona has raised serious and urgent safety concerns about self-driving vehicles. In addition to the pressing safety issues, federal legislators are also concerned about the legal rights of injury victims who are hurt by self-driving vehicles. The technology is still so new that the law has not yet made...

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Top 10 Occupations with the Most Fatal Injuries

Those who work around heavy machinery or perform physical labor are prone to injuries caused by careless mistakes or equipment malfunction. A list of the 10 most dangerous occupations was compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The level of danger in each occupation was defined as the fatal work injury rate per 100,000...

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High Rates of Distracted Driving Place Columbia Road Users at Risk of Injury

For some time now, distracted driving has been a prevalent factor in American road deaths. Ars Technica reports that, since peaking at 15 percent about a decade ago, distracted driving has held steady at causing about 10 percent of road deaths.  Distracted driving causes serious - and sometimes fatal - injuries to many Columbia injury...

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